5 months ago I was renting a room in a married couple house. I got asked to leave because we were not “compatible”. It was unfortunate but it happens. I had given them a $ 500.00 deposit to move in.
When I moved out they only gave me a measly $50.00 back. They charged me because they swept and mopped the floor in the tiny room and they charged me for for spackling the walls where I put tacks up. The guy had a pick-up, so I asked him if he could load and drive most of my stuff in one trip to a storage locker 25 minutes away. They charged me for re-painting the bathroom which was rediculous because it was practically spotless. They charged me for a little scrape in the freezer of the shared refrigerator.
The refrigerator was ancient and they couldn’t gotten a dime for it if they tried to sell it. For just those things they deducted $450.00. Rediculous. The lady was taking advantage of me and scamming me.
The women was actually a business client of my sisters and they were on good terms before this and often had lunch together. But when I told my sister about this she she was livid. Both my sisters mulled over what course to take to get some of money back.
Eventually they wrote a very formal, businesslike letter to this lady and told her if she did not give me more money back that we would take her to court. About a week late she coughed up $175.00. But these people were in their fifties and had lived in this house for twenty years. They were respected members of the community and had responsible jobs but they tried to pull a scam like some 18 year old punk.